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Repeal of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. SALMON. Mr. Speaker, I'm driven today to rise because I agree wholeheartedly with Senator Max Baucus, that ObamaCare is a train wreck to our economy. As a proud cosponsor of H.R. 45, I unequivocally support a full repeal of this onerous law.

Since the Supreme Court has delineated it as a tax, it's clear that obligations or commitments to not raise taxes on the middle class have gone by the wayside. In fact, this will be one of the largest tax increases on the middle class known to man. In fact, there's a hidden tax in this bill on medical devices, lifesaving medical devices.

My mother, 90 years old, has a pacemaker, and that keeps her alive. The next time she gets one, she's going to have to pay a tax on that, and so is every other senior citizen who has a pacemaker. I think this is just flat out wrong.

Also, the Maricopa Community College district just recently reclassified 700 professors from full-time status to part-time status so they don't have to pay this onerous tax.

Mr. Speaker, this is a terrible bill. It needs to be repealed.


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